Chanukah, meaning “dedication” in Hebrew, refers to the joyous eight-day celebration during which Jews commemorate the victory of the Macabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem. The modern home celebration of Chanukah centers around the lighting of the Chanukiyah, a special menorah for Chanukah; unique foods, latkes and jelly doughnuts; and special songs and games.
2022 Chanukah Schedule
Mascots and Menorahs
Monday, December 19 at 6:00 p.m.
Join us in the UH parking lot for a Chanukah candle lighting with the UH clergy and Fredbird® and Louie, mascots for the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blues!
Chanukah Shabbat and Consecration
Friday December 23
5:45 p.m. – Latke Bar
6:30 p.m. – Chanukah Shabbat and Consecration
Join us for our annual musical Chanukah Shabbat celebration. We will begin the service with the Chanukah candle lighting. This Shabbat we will also bless the newest students to our religous school program. The service will be followed by a sufganiyot oneg.
Chanukah Blessing Sound Files
Chanukah Candles 1
Chanukah Candles 1 – Read
Chanukah Candles 2
Chanukah Candles 2 – Read
Shehecheyanu – Read
For more on the history and traditions of Chanukah click here.